Bulgari

The Bulgari eyewar collection reflects women's innate beauty, enhancing the different facets of femininity: dazzling exuberance, stylish urban spirit or elegant charm, all with a distinctive appeal.

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Charmant

Charmant Titanium Perfection is the flagship eyewear collection carrying the name and sharing the development and history of Charmant Group, the number one manufacturer and supplier of titanium eyewear in the world.

Charmant Titanium Perfection embodies the pinnacle of top-quality eyewear. This premium Charmant brand features light and comfortable men's and women's frames made of the finest titanium materials. A winning combination of fashionable designs and functional excellence has made Charmant Titanium Perfection the number one brand within the Charmant Group. Proven, distinguished and cultured, Charmant Titanium Perfection eyewear appeals to connoisseurs of quality and elegance. The high-tech, contemporary frames inspire long-lasting loyalty in wearers with its rare fusion of superb craftsmanship and comfort, with eye-catching, modern styling.

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Dolce & Gabbana

Dolce&Gabbana is a luxury brand which draws inspiration from the roots and the authentic values of its own DNA: Sicily, sensuality and sartorial ability. Dolce&Gabbana’s essence lies in its contrasting yet complementary features. The eyewear collection, under license since 2006, is characterized by glamorous, unconventional shapes, prestigious materials and sumptuous detailing.

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Emporio Armani

Giorgio Armani is an Italian fashion house founded by Giorgio Armani which designs, manufactures, distributes and retails haute couture, ready-to-wear, leather goods, shoes, watches, jewelry, accessories, eyewear, cosmetics and home interiors. The brand markets these products under several labels. The brand utilizes the association of the Armani name with high-fashion, benefiting from its prestige in the fashion industry. Armani is the fastest growing fashion brand.

Emporio Armani is the second brand of Armani family, features ready-to-wear and runway collections. Emporio Armani focuses on trends and modern traits. Also, Emporio Armani along with Giorgio Armani is the only two ready-to-wear brands that are mainly designed by Giorgio Armani himself, and has a spotlight at Milan Fashion Week every year.

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Giorgio Armani

Giorgio Armani is an Italian fashion house founded by Giorgio Armani which designs, manufactures, distributes and retails haute couture, ready-to-wear, leather goods, shoes, watches, jewelry, accessories, eyewear, cosmetics and home interiors. The brand markets these products under several labels. The brand utilizes the association of the Armani name with high-fashion, benefiting from its prestige in the fashion industry. Armani is the fastest growing fashion brand.

Giorgio Armani is a high-end label specializing in men's and women's ready-to-wear, accessories, glasses, cosmetics, and perfumes. The logo is a curved "G" completing a curved "A", forming a circle.

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Jaguar

The Jaguar Eyewear collection mirrors the unique elegance and drive of the JAGUAR sports car.  Design interpretations from car to eyewear such as carbon fibre details, wood grain and interior materials characterize the collection. Lens shapes that closely adhere to the design language of the car as well as color transfers further add to the Jaguar magic of these frames, making them truly desirable products for men. 

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Michael Kors

Established in 1981, Michael Kors is an authentic contemporary fashion brand. Michael Kors eyewear, launched by Luxottica in 2015, offers a glamorous lifestyle for the consummate jetsetter that is as sophisticated as it is indulgent and as iconic as it is modern. Michael Kors’ eyewear collections capture the glamor and effortless sophistication for which the designer is celebrated, drawing upon signature details found in the brand’s most iconic designs.

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Oakley

Oakley was started by James Jannard in 1975 out of his garage with an initial investment of $300. The name "Oakley" came from Jim's English Setter, "Oakley Anne." Jannard began by selling what he called 'The Oakley Grip' out of the back of his car at motocross events. His motorcycle grips were unlike other grips available at the time, using a patented material known as 'Unobtainium', a unique creation by Jannard. The material is still used to make the earsocks on Oakley glasses, and many of the nose pieces and now the bands of their watches. Oakley went on to produce number plates, gloves, grips, elbow guards, chin guards, and goggles for the BMX and motocross communities.

In 1980, Jannard released a pair of goggles called the O-Frame. With the 'Oakley' logo present on the strap, the brand garnered increasing recognition and prominence throughout the sports industry. In 1983 Oakley began selling ski goggles.

The first Oakley sunglasses; Factory Pilot Eyeshades, were sport-oriented, resembling goggles and were released in 1984. These were followed in 1985 by the Oakley Frogskin, a casual sunglass style that was made in Japan.

During the preparations for the ultimately successful rescue of thirty three miners trapped for ten weeks in a Chilean mine in October 2010, a journalist covering the story contacted Oakley about donating sunglasses to the rescue effort, aware that the miners would need eye protection after having spent weeks in darkness. Oakley donated 35 pairs of its Radar sports glasses, fitted with specially selected tints.

Oakley sponsored members of Team GB's Olympic Team in 2012 and 2016.

Most of Oakley's technological designs, fashion pieces, gear, etc. were developed with extensive athlete input and testing in the field – including extreme conditions. Oakley M Frame sunglasses are included as part of the U.S. Army's Authorized Protective Eyewear List, and have been assigned a NSN number for ordering through military supply channels.

Currently Oakley produce a large range of their sunglasses and ski goggles in a Prizm lens. These lenses have been produced to highlight certain colours in the visual spectrum depending on the needs of the wearer. The Prizm lens range includes lenses called Golf, Trail, Road, Cricket, Deep Water, Shallow Water, and Snow. There is also an all round lens called Prizm Daily Polorized.

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Oliver Peoples

Acquired by Luxottica in 2007, Oliver Peoples was born in the heart of West Hollywood, California on iconic Sunset Boulevard in 1987. The unique culture of Los Angeles, with elements of fashion, film, art and music, continues to inspire the product and vibe of the brand. From the beginning, Oliver Peoples had a passion for superior craftsmanship, a distinctive culture rooted in California, and a chic approach to luxury. Through an authentic and consistent voice, Oliver Peoples has never relied on a logo but instead on fostering relationships with like-minded consumers.

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Paul Smith

The Paul Smith Spectacles brand, launched in 1994, includes prescription and sun eyewear featuring the whimsical yet classic designs and attention to detail that are synonymous with one of Britain’s (and Nottingham's) leading fashion designers.

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Polo Ralph Lauren

POLO CLASSIC COLLECTION

Inspired by a true appreciation for tradition and refined materials, this collection features an elegant stepcut, with nods to the iconic shapes and proportions Polo is known for.

MODERN PREPPY MATERIAL REMIX COLLECTION

This eyewear collection for both men and women combines cool, vintage-inspired shapes with an innovative material mix for a modern preppy look. The color palette offers both classic and colorful options.

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Prada

Founded in the year 1913 by Mario and Martino Prada in Milan, Italy, Prada steadily grew into one of the world's most popular brands in designer eyewear. Luisa Prada, Mario Prada's daughter, took over the business and ran it successfully for the next twenty years. By that time, the company had purchased other brands to become one of the top luxury brands in Europe.

Soon after their launch, Prada frames and sunglasses were an instant hit among the masses. Their eyewear collection and other products reached great milestones under the tenure of Miuccia Prada, Luisia Prada's daughter, and her husband Bertelli.

Prada eyewear offers high-quality frames and sunglasses in unique and exquisite styles. From celebrities to politicians, Prada designer eyewear has been spotted on people around the world. Prada frames have a huge fan following across the globe. Apart from providing excellent optical clarity, these frames make a bold fashion statement.

Luxurious and elegant in design, Prada eyewear is not only trendy, but functional as well.

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Ray-Ban

Ray-Ban is a brand of sunglasses and frames founded in 1937. The brand is best known for their Wayfarer and Aviator styles of sunglasses.

In 1929, US Army Air Corps Lieutenant General John MacCready asked Bausch & Lomb, a Rochester, New York-based medical equipment manufacturer, to create aviation sunglasses that would reduce the distraction for pilots caused by the intense blue and white hues of the sky. Specifically, MacCready was concerned about how pilots goggles would fog up, causing pilots to become blind at high altitudes. The prototype, created in 1936 and known as ‘Anti-Glare’, had plastic frames and green lenses that could cut out the glare without obscuring vision. They also added impact-resistant lenses in 1938. The sunglasses were remodeled with a metal frame the following year and patented as the 'Ray-Ban Aviator'. According to the BBC, the glasses used, “Kalichrome lenses designed to sharpen details and minimise haze by filtering out blue light, making them ideal for misty conditions.” In 1952, Ray-Ban created the Ray-Ban Wayfarer, using plastic frames. The now-standard G-15 green and gray lenses were introduced a year after the Wayfarer, in 1953. In 1965, the Olympian I and II were introduced; they became popular when Peter Fonda wore them in the 1969 film Easy Rider.

The main sunglasses lines of Ray-Ban are the Wayfarers and the Aviators, which originally came with green and grey lenses. During the 1950s, Ray-Ban also released the Ray-Ban Caravans, a squarer looking frame. It was also popular during the 1970s, worn by Robert de Niro in the film Taxi Driver. Regardless, the aviators frame have remained the most popular style of Ray-Ban through the years. The company has also produced special edition lines, such as the 1987 line The General, harkening back to the original aviators worn by General Douglas MacArthur during the Second World War. Three other models of the brand are named Clubmaster, Round, and the most recent one Clubround.

Polarized lenses

Ray-Ban polarized sunglasses have the transmission axis oriented vertically to block reflecting light. Polarized lenses are also appropriate for indoor use and can be worn by people whose eyes are light-sensitive; including post-cataract surgery patients and those continually exposed to bright light through windows.

Photochromic lenses

Photochromic lenses (or "transitional lenses") are clear while indoor and automatically darken when exposed to sunlight. These lenses allow for full ultraviolet radiation protection. Photochromic lenses are convenient as they reduce the need to switch from outdoor prescription sunglasses to indoor prescription glasses. They come in a wide variety of lens materials.

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Silhouette

Silhouette is an Austrian brand of sunglasses and frames, founded in 1964. Its headquarters and main production site are located in Linz, Austria.

The founders positioned their first creations as fashion accessories — instead of technical visual aids — and soon gained ground in Western Europe. They chose a French name for their company as fashion then was still heavily dominated by French designers. The first product had a narrow square shape with dark frames, unusual for its time. In the early 1970s, the brand became popular due to actress Sylvia Kristel.

Although the main emphasis of Silhouette always laid on its own brand, in 1991 the company started an intense cooperation with German sportswear producer Adidas. Still today, the company is responsible for the design and production of all glasses for the Adidas Performance line, devoted to athletes. In 1994, the doll Barbie was seen wearing Silhouette sunglasses in the exhibit Art, Design and Barbie at the World Financial Center in New York City. In 1999, the Titan Minimal Art Series was introduced that led to a cooperation with NASA in the following years. Since 2007, there has been a cooperation with the Vienna Philharmonic orchestra. In 2011, the Crystal Collection was presented.

Since 2002, NASA has used the frame of the designer model Titan Minimal Art, combined with dark lenses developed jointly by the company and NASA'S optometrist Keith Manuel. The frame is very light at 1.8 grams and devoid of hinge screws, reducing the potential danger for astronauts. Because astronauts work in such sensitive environments, unreliable eyeglass components could lead to a catastrophe. Such hazards are particularly likely during Extra Vehicular Activity (EVA), when astronauts spacewalk with only the protection of their spacesuits. A loose screw or component during an EVA could lead to a variety of problems for the astronaut and their co-workers.

Around 1982, Queen Elizabeth II for the first time chose a pair of Silhouette glasses. Since 1998, she has famously worn Model 1899. This model is mostly handcrafted and consists of a special Polymer combination. The Queen also owns two other Silhouette models but wears them infrequently.

Among other celebrities seen with Silhouette glasses were Bing Crosby, Elton John, Carla Bruni, Markus Schenkenberg, Helena Christensen, Nadja Auermann and Lady Gaga. Model Titan Minimal Art 8568 with green polarizer is worn by Lieutenant Horatio Caine in the series CSI: Miami, played by David Caruso. The glasses somehow became a trademark of his character. Since 2013, actors Patrick Dempsey and Cate Blanchett are employed for Silhouette advertising.

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Tiffany & Co.

Founded in 1837 in New York City, Tiffany has a rich heritage filled with celebrated events, artists and milestones that live on today in legendary style. Luxottica was the first company licensed to produce Tiffany’s eyewear collection, which takes inspiration from the most iconic jewelry collection, celebrating stunning originality and enduring beauty. The first collection was launched in 2008.

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Versace

Versace is one of the world’s most iconic and famous luxury fashion houses. It is proudly Italian and independently owned by the Versace family. It is designed for men and women who desire a modern and glamorous style that combines sophistication and sex appeal. The Versace Group is the epitome of sensual glamour, sexy and empowering; a true symbol of Italian luxury. At its heart is Versace, a leading design house and the center of creativity that is flourishing globally. The eyewear collection, under license since 2003, combines technical innovation with the essence of the brand and bears the distinctive visual details the fashion house is known for.

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